Friday, March 21, 2008

My NEW book rating guide

Updated again on 12-31-17 to change the bottom category from "Nah" to "Not my cuppa tea" based on Deb Nance's "not-my-cuppa" rating on her blog.

Updated 3-24-14 to add one caveat:  These numbers from 2008 are all based on how much I personally enjoyed the book.  I can't judge for anyone else, so my ratings are completely subjective.  As a matter of fact, if I re-read a book, my opinion may very well change, based on what's going on in my life at that point.

10 - Loved it!! Couldn't put it down!!
9 - Excellent!
8 - Very Good
7 - Good
6 - Above Average
5 - Average

Anything lower: Nah

Pean (song of praise) to Nancy, the Bookfool: I was inspired to add "Nah" by Bookfool, who came up with Rating: Nyeh. A light dawned in my brain, as I realized this could be the perfect rating to cover everything below average on my list instead of using all these numbers, as I tried to do before:

4 - Struggled to finish, but not worth it
3 - Annoying - a waste of time
2 - Poor - one I abandoned
1 - Pitiful!
0 - Awful!! Don't bother


June said...

Like the new ratings...though I'm apt to keep 0-Awful, Don't Bother.

Zowie, you're already finished with Sacred Scroll??!! I'm about 1/3 through. The short...really short ...chapters keep it moving along but I've only been reading it on the run so to speak. I'm enjoying it so far. Did you just rate or did you write a critique about it too?

Bookfool said...

LOL! Love it! I wouldn't have thought to just ditch the lower ratings, but it makes sense to me. :)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

No, not finished with Secret Scroll, not yet. Are you looking at my sidebar and the book BELOW it that says, "Finished"? (Maybe I need to re-arrange my sidebar!)